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BUBBLE WRAP – a Great Inventor Success Story

Posted by innovativeip on July 28, 2010

Today’s Patent of the Day is U.S. Patent no. 3,142,599, issued July 28, 1964.  The patent title is “Method for Making Laminated Cushioning Material”, otherwise known under the trademark BUBBLE WRAP. 

Today's Patent of the Day

 What a great success story for the inventor, Marc Chavannes.  After filing his patent application in 1959, he garnered $85,000 in backing and formed Sealed Air Corporation, introducing bubble wrap to the world.  Today, the company operates in 52 countries , with more than $4 Billion in annual sales.  You can read his story at, and you can download the entire patent at to learn just how they make those plastic sheets we love to pop.  Enjoy!


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